Botanical Garden Hosts Climate Change Symposium with Al Gore
NEW YORK, USA
15 September 2006
Leading scientists and experts on the critical issue of climate change will present the latest data and interpretations in a special half-day, public symposium in Manhattan, followed by a panel discussion of compelling scientific issues facing life on Earth. The morning concludes with a keynote address delivered by the Honorable Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and author of An Inconvenient Truth. The symposium will be held on Friday, September 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Auditorium at the AXA Equitable Center, 787 Seventh Avenue, New York City.
The symposium, "Climate Change: Prospects for Nature," has been organized by The New York Botanical Garden and Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, editor of Climate Change and Biodiversity, an important work that summarizes the most recent scientific research and current thinking on global warming.
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.
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